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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 20,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,833286,026 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,897249,580
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20021,976262,784 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)
by Wilco
20032,187227,916 Elephant (57th)
by The White Stripes
20042,072264,596 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,212220,424 Illinois (74th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,334221,521 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,420315,643 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,544187,757 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,586198,207 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total22,0612,434,454

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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161.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,134
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:787
Average Rating:  79/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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162.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,127
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:788
Average Rating:  80/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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163.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,103
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:799
Average Rating:  74/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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164.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,103
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:800
Average Rating:  81/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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165.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,095
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:802
Average Rating:  72/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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166.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:2,094
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:803
Average Rating:  79/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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167.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:2,092
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:805
Average Rating:  78/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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168.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,086
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  79/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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169.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,043
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  79/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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170.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:2,038
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:818
Average Rating:  72/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 103 10%
2004 85 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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